The Psychology of Victims
Crime, Blame, Psychology & Co-Dependence - Articles and Books
I've found some really great articles on the subject of victim psychology, so I decided to make an index page here for my visitors to easily navigate.
Victim personalities blame the outcome of their behavior to situational or external forces rather than to forces within themselves.
It wasn't until my late 20s that I understood what personal responsibility means. To me, it means being accountable for all my actions, thoughts and circumstances. No blame. I often see people struggling around me with victim/blame issues -- from all age groups and social backgrounds.
I wish 'Victim Psychology' was taught in school...this topic should be required reading.
Online Articles on Victim Psychology
Culture of Victims - Reflections on a Culture of Victims & How Psychotherapy Fuels the Victim Industry.
A Society of Victims "we are on the cusp of declaring everyone a victim of something — parents, society, genes, acts of God — and any throwbacks presuming to hold individuals responsible for their own fates..."
The Psychology of Victimhood - Rethinking 'Don't Blame the Victim'. This is an amazing resource. "The psychology of victims and the dynamics of victimhood have been largely ignored by scholars and clinicians."
Related Wikipedia Entries
Dependent personality disorder - 'Not only will individuals with DPD subordinate their needs to those of others, they will meet unreasonable demands and submit to abuse and intimidation to avoid isolation and abandonment.'
Victim - Also includes blurbs about 'Victim proneness' and victim facilitation.
Recommended Books on Victim Psychology and Related Topics
Links below go to Amazon.com where you can read detailed reviews of each book.
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